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How do parents relax around the home?

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When I get a little time to myself, I like to have a peaceful bath without Lucas toddling around or catch up on my soaps with a cup of coffee. Having little ones means it can be hard to relax around the house, whether they are demanding or not. Their toys are still spread around everywhere, […] Read more…

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When did you last visit an elderly relative?

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When did you last visit an elderly relative? Yesterday, last week, a couple of months ago, Christmas? I make sure I visit my Grandma at least once a week, not only to keep her company but check if there is anything she needs support with around the house and to give Lucas quality time with […] Read more…

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Understanding Sleep

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I was recently offered to review an Understanding Sleep programme from Vesta Birth and Parenting, Lucas has been awful to settle this past couple of months and at the time of being offered this I jumped at the chance. I had the initial phone call which was about 30 minutes where we discussed what was going […] Read more…

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The Benefits Of Co-Sleeping

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Lucas was on full cuteness mode last night. Between 12 and 2am he was wide awake but not grumpy and tired with it. He was snuggly, smily and chatty. His teeth are really bothering him at the moment and when they do, he either cries uncontrollably, latches on to feed and doesn’t let go for […] Read more…

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World Breastfeeding Week

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I’ve talked about breastfeeding previously and about falling out of love with breastfeeding. Those first few days are horrendous and without the support of D and the local breastfeeding support worker, I don’t think I would have lasted more than a week. I feel lucky that I managed to continue and after a couple of months, I started […] Read more…

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Break The Barriers For Elderly People

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Bathing Solutions* are currently running a #BreakingBarriers campaign to break the barriers for elderly people.  For one of the first times in history we are about to see the number of our senior generation surpass that of the youth, with those 65 and up making up 15.6% of the global population by 2050. Advances in healthcare […] Read more…

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Family Film Days

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Summer was nice while it lasted wasn’t it? Now the weather has made a miserable turn I’ve been thinking about what films I want to watch with Lucas. There’s no way he would sit through one now but I must admit that I am looking forward to when he will curl up on the sofa […] Read more…

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#FathersDayTips

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D loved writing his blog about arthritis so much that he is back again with his tips for Father’s Day x Well my second Father’s Day is fast approaching. I am really excited as this year my little boy Lucas is walking and is starting to put a few words together. Our plan for the day […] Read more…

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First Aid For Babies

| Charity, Family

Since finding out I was pregnant, I have been meaning to go on a baby first aid course. With one thing or another I have never got round to it but St. John Ambulance have some great free resources on their website showing various first aid methods for different ailments as well as for different age groups. […] Read more…

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Essentials For The First Months Of Breastfeeding

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As I am thinking of stopping breastfeeding, I have been thinking of the items I couldn’t have done without for the first few months x The Breastfeeding Butterfly from Faye & Lou is great, especially when I wasn’t as confident. It is perfect for covering me up as well as stopping Lucas from getting distracted.  Nursing bras, I […] Read more…

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